×

Professional Year

A Professional Year Program is a structured professional development program combining formal learning and workplace experience for international students who are IT, Accounting & Engineering graduates.

Professional Year Programs run for 12 months incorporating 32 weeks in-class theory & 12 weeks internship.

Course Eligibility

COURSE ELIGIBILITY

  • Completed a Bachelor degree in Australia or higher, in Accounting, IT and Engineering.
  • Hold or applied for a Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) with at least 12 months validity.
  • Valid skills assessment from a relevant professional association.
  • English language proficiency.

BENEFITS OF THE PROGRAM

BENEFITS OF THE PROGRAM

  • Enhance professional skills and expand employment opportunities
  • Learn the fundamental of Australian work practices, business communications and the professional code of conduct and ethics.
  • The successful completion of the PYP allows participants to get an additional 5 points towards Permanent Residency in Australia under the general skilled migration scheme.

Professional Year Program providers and further information

Accounting

  • CPA Australia Skilled Migration Internship Program: Accounting (SMIPA)
  • Chartered Accountants Australi and New Zealand Skilled Migration Internship Program: Accounting
  • Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) Skilled Migration Internship Program: Accounting

Computer science

  • The Australian Computer Society Professional Year Program

Engineering

  • Engineers Australia Professional Year Program